Finance Manager

Position: Finance Manager

Salary Range: $52,000-$70,000 

Position Summary: The Finance Manager plays a critical role as part of the NATIFS management team.  Primary tasks will include broad internal stakeholder coordination, grants, and accounting services.  Responsible for managing the financial activities of the organization, including financial analysis and planning, accounting operations and reporting, budgeting, and external audits. Creates and improves the organization’s financial policies and procedures. The Finance Manager is responsible for ensuring legal and regulatory compliance of the financial functions. Additionally, the Finance Manager provides guidance to senior management, supports Board relations through clear communication of financial reporting and analysis, and is the primary interface with external parties on financial matters, including bank relations, customer invoices, project reporting, and state and federal tax registration and reporting. This position will work closely with the Non-Profit Consultant.  Reporting to the Director of Operations, the Finance Manager is a key driver of NATIFS brand and representation in the community, strengthening the founding vision with organizations across Indian Country, and in the global Indigenous community.


  • Five or more years of experience managing grants and nonprofit finances required
  • Strong knowledge of general ledger, banking, job cost accounting, accounts payable, accounts receivable, fixed assets, and nonprofit taxes and registrations
  • Proficient in the use of financial software programs and Microsoft Office applications.
  • Understanding of nonprofit accounting and Generally Accepted Accounting Standards (GAAP).
  • Budgeting experience required
  • Proficiency with accounting software, spreadsheets and data management systems required
  • Experience working as part of a team delivering coordinated services highly desirable
  • Excellent communication and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to pay close and accurate attention to details
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, multicultural environment
  • Commitment to the work of social and economic justice organizations.
  • Experience supporting decolonized environments
  • Demonstrated success in managing multiple projects concurrently and completing on time
  • Demonstrated success in working effectively with staff at all levels of the organization
  • Ability to easily adapt to change

Engagement with NATIFS’ mission:

  • Lead by example.
  • Practice Indigenous values identified as NATIFS workplace cultural expectations.
  • Represent NATIFS and reflect values in community.  
  • Willingly step up as requested. 
  • Generate new ideas.
  • Work on strategies, activities and funding.
  • Engage with board as appropriate.
  • Attend and participate in events and meetings.
  • Communicate internally in a timely manner.


  • Employer pays 100% of health insurance premium, with additional employer contribution to Health Savings Account
  • Employee contribution to 403(b) at 1% or more of salary is matched with 3% of salary employer contribution
  • Four weeks of paid time off + 11 paid holidays per year 
  • NATIFS generally keeps business hours, with occasional evening and weekend events.

ADA requirements:

  • Must be able to perform the essential duties of the position with or without reasonable accommodation
  • Physical Demands: Required to use a computer and a phone; Frequent use of computer for communications
  • Working Conditions: Moderate noise level
  • Will involve regular presence at the Minneapolis location.

*English speaking, conversational Spanish preferred, with knowledge of Indigenous language value

To Apply or Inquire for Further Information

please send the following materials to, with the subject line as follows: FM_(last name)_(first name):

  • One-page cover letter
  • Resume or CV
  • In your cover letter, please mention any experience living in or working in Native communities, and any other experience you believe makes you a successful candidate for this position.

NATIFS is committed to the principle of equity. We actively encourage women, people of color, and LGBTQ individuals to apply for this position and all positions at NATIFS.

NATIFS is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, military status, or any other characteristic as established by law.